Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:28 PM
Hello, about a week ago seemingly out of nowhere my audio became distorted ("fuzzy", "crackling"), it's an intermittent problem. All sources seem to be affected: Windows system sounds, streaming music and radio, i-tunes, flash video. It seems to be an internal PC issue rather than speakers or amplifier because the music playback also slows down ("stutters:) when this happens, also happens when headphones are plugged directly into the PC tower. Audio controller is SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio. The driver was updated within the last year with no issues then.
Any ideas on how to proceed? I want to keep this old beast functioning for my kids. Dell Dimension 2400, XP Home SP3, Pentium 4 2.66 Ghz, 1.5 GB RAM.